Monday, January 17, 2011

Whence the "scandal culture" in American politics? 

Who was the first modern president known to hire burglars to destroy his opponent? The sainted John F. Kennedy. We are, arguably, still living with the consequences.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jan 18, 12:26:00 PM:

love the story's last graf. "kennedy's little-known dirty trick". no mention as to WHY it's "little-known", of course...  

By Blogger clint, at Tue Jan 18, 09:12:00 PM:

I love the line: '...they "approached campaign dirty tricks with a roguish relish" that "overcame the critical faculties of many reporters." '

My how things have changed.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jan 19, 12:29:00 AM:

I wish the Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper, et al. movie would be shown uncut. So many good lines left on the floor:

JFK: "I think I'd go crazy if I couldn't get some strange ass a few times a week."

Pure gold.  

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